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I exist because nothing exists.

Ahead of me a cold breeze

behind me a raging warmth

I am the end of the beginning as much as the start of it

What am I?

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Am I:

Ginnungagap?

I exist because nothing exists.

This line leads to something that is empty, hence an abyss is a good pick

Ahead of me a cold breeze

From the poem Völuspá, it is said that the abyss was so cold it could freeze a man

behind me a raging warmth

Surt was the warrant of the fire realm Muspelheim, he cast fire into the abyss

I am the end of the beginning as much as the start of it

Odin killed Ymir and threw his corpse into the abyss, making Midgard

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  • $\begingroup$ Yes it was, could you elaborate it more? $\endgroup$ – Bo Alsemgeest Mar 2 '18 at 10:06
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    $\begingroup$ Sure, i replied quickly because I had to leave my computer $\endgroup$ – Sanea Mar 2 '18 at 10:13
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Is it :

The edge of the universe ?

I exist because nothing exists.

The creator needs "space" (no puns intended) to create

Ahead of me a cold breeze

Ahead of it, there is nothing, no light, no heat

behind me a raging warmth

Behind it, there is something, must been warmer than "nothing"

I am the end of the beginning as much as the start of it

Self explanatory

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  • $\begingroup$ Fairly close as well, try looking this up in norse mythology context $\endgroup$ – Bo Alsemgeest Mar 2 '18 at 9:53
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Could I be

the Big Bang

I exist because nothing exists

The big bang is the essence of all existence

A head of me a cold breeze

If you see the big bang as an ongoing explosion, there is nothing a head but nothingness

behind me a raging warmth

Keeping in mind the same assumption the expanding explosion will create warmth because physics

I am the end of the beginning as much as the start

The begining of all was the big bang after that everything started. Start of the beginning could be thet some view the big bang as a never ending series of explosion reabsorbing and starting back again.

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  • $\begingroup$ fairly close but I in another context (norse Mythology) $\endgroup$ – Bo Alsemgeest Mar 2 '18 at 9:52
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Is it

Allvater (Fimbultyr)

because

I exist because nothing exists.

He was the first to create everything

Ahead of me a cold breeze

The Fimbulvetr

behind me a raging warmth

The fights before Fimbulvetr

I am the end of the beginning as much as the start of it

Created the world, which was destroyed by Ragnarök (end) and then rebuild (start) by Allvater

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  • $\begingroup$ I forgot to take the title 'I am empty but what am I really?' in consideration. This makes Saneas answer more fitting. $\endgroup$ – Gimli Mar 2 '18 at 10:23

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